It appears that the Eastern Cape Grooms protest has turned violent with reports this morning of stone throwing and damage to property at Fairview.
The Grooms were adamant that external people could not be brought in to assist with stable duties.
Champion trainer Alan Greeff reportedly had his door broken down and Tellytrack presenter Nadine Rapson had to be escorted away by her husband as she was helping and is not employed by Greeff.
Trainer Gavin Smith was ordered to remove his apprentice jockeys who were assisting him.
Horses taken down to be worked on the tracks allegedly had stones thrown at them and had to be returned to their stables.
Our source said that the situation is tense but that owners and stable employees were undaunted and had rolled their sleeves up and gotten down to doing the job.
A trainer who has a very small string stabled at Fairview has apparently acceded to wage demands and his staff are going about their daily duties.